Use This Not That: Lettuce

Lettuce is another great vehicle for flavor.  Like zucchini it is a neutral flavor and can guide healthy, great flavors instead of using things like bread, wraps, pasts and all carbs that merely act as a flavor vehicle.  here are some great ways to sue lettuce.


  • Use lettuce instead of tortillas
  • Use a big piece of red leaf lettuce to wrap up burrito flavors


  • stack in your favorite veggies and meat to create a wrap
  • Cook up some ground turkey to make a lettuce wrap


  • Take your favorite sandwich ingredients, take out the bread and have a salad
  • Grill some romaine and make it an interesting salad

Types of Lettuce:

  • Bibb
  • Red leaf
  • Escarole
  • Romaine
  • Butter lettuce

Lettuce Wrap Recipe



  • 1 package of organic ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • romaine leaves


Sautee the mushrooms and ground turkey in the sesame oil.  Add the tamarin and green onions and place into Romain leaves. Done!


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